MYSURU: Even a year after the public bicycle sharing system was introduced in Mysuru last June, the dedicated tracks for cyclists have still remained in the backseat. Barring the lone track that was developed on the either side of Lalit Mahal road, the similar facility for increasing tribe of cyclists in other parts of the city is yet to see the light of day.
The track had been envisaged to provide a hassle-free experience to cyclists who may be more vulnerable to mishaps amidst growing traffic density, especially in central business district. If not a track, a lane would suffice to divert vehicles and bicycles, the authorities concerned had discussed during the meetings.
However, it has been delayed for reasons better known to the officials who were until now bound by the model code of conduct that was in place during the recently-concluded Assembly elections. With MCC elections in the offing, it may be yet another reason for the plan to prolong.
Asha Kerakatty, the project manager of ‘Trin Trin’ in Mysuru told Express, “It had been discussed at length earlier about the significance of earmarking a lane at least against the track. Besides, we are also pushing the same through project management consultant. It assumes significance with very initiative evoking tremendous response with average daily rides recorded at 1100 to 1200 rides with 450 bicycles picked up from 52 docking stations set up in different parts of the city.”